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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO5921

Accelerate Adoption of Wood Processing Innovation Program

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283



Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Close Date & Time:
28-Feb-2023 9:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
111002 - Business Development
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


The Australian Government is inviting wood processing facilities via a restricted process to apply to deliver services under the Accelerate Adoption of Wood Processing Innovation Program (the program). Funding will be from 2022–23 to 2025–26 for projects which will make better use of existing timber supplies, add value to existing products, create new products, or reduce the industry’s carbon footprint. 

The objectives of the program are to:

  • fund privately owned wood processing facilities to increase and/or diversify production capabilities or capacity. For example, the ability to process smaller logs or install new technology to create new products
  • allow greater use of Australia’s sustainably managed timber
  • support the forestry and wood processing industries to continue to reduce their carbon footprint.

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • the adoption of smarter, more efficient practices in wood processing
  • increased processing capabilities in Australia 
  • retention or creation of regional jobs and support for regional communities.



To be eligible to receive a grant, you must be one of the following entity types and meet the additional eligibility requirements stated in section 4 of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines:

  • Indigenous Corporation
  • Company
  • Cooperative
  •  Incorporated Association.


Grant Activity Timeframe:

Assessment of applications - March to April 2023

Approval of outcomes of selection process - April 2023

Notification to unsuccessful applicants - April 2023

Negotiations and award of grant agreements - May to June 2023

Earliest start date of grant activity - June 2023

End date of grant activity - 30 June 2026

Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply, you must: 

  • complete the online application form, please see 'Submit Application' 
  • provide all the information requested
  • address all eligibility criteria and assessment criteria
  • include all necessary attachments
  • submit your application to the Community Grants Hub by 9:00 pm AEDT on 28 February 2023.


Other Instructions:

Please use:

  • Version 3 of the Questions and Answers document
Addenda Available:

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283